Why not let Bowls Central arrange your next soil analysis for you. All of our tests are carried out by an independent, professional soils lab.
You will receive a comprehensive, interpretative report written by a Master Greenkeeper with all of the follow up support you need to apply the findings to improve your greens.
Just click the button on the test you want and we will get the process started immediately.
Chemical and Peak Sand (soil texture) Analyses
Particle Size Distribution (PSD)
Chemical and Particle Size Distribution Analysis
Soil Food Web Analysis
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I have just managed to convince our Commitee to let me take on full responsibility for our green in Stockton.
I have no experience in green keeping but a huge interest in grass having spent a year on scholarship at the West of Scotland Agricultural College Auchincruive Ayr.
I have only been given the chance because our expert outside contractor has announced that the green should be dug up and relaid since it is on 92% sand, low humus, base saturation and CEC. So a massive challenge for John and myself with hopefully sufficient member volunteers.
John gets back to me very quickly with advice and answers to my questions and with his support I am confident and relishing the challenge of seeing improvement in ou green, a reduction in moss and a better surface for playing bowls.
So sad as I can remember when we had 1 of the best greens in the area. The ignorance of humans has a lot to answer for. All our problems being man made.
Just had my report from John tonight. Sample only posted 10 days ago so very quick.
Plenty of detail and a years programme incl. and a cost of suggested materials. Also the promise of any backup required which John has been excellent with so far in our relationship so no fears on that score going forward. Has given me more confidence in tackling our Committee as an ordinary bowling club member, desperate to see our green improve and do something about it instead of moaning and doing nothing.
Trust me this soil analysis is priceless!
We started using John’s Performance Green Programme in 2017 and the results since have been amazing. Each year we send off soil samples and back comes a highly technical laboratory report. However more importantly it is accompanied by John’s summary of the current condition of your green and what you need to do to start ( or maintain) the recovery process. This is written in layman’s terms that anyone can understand and the week by week programme is your guide throughout the year. Furthermore John Is only an email or a phone call away if any problems crop up during the year. Without this soil analysis you are working “blind.” So whether you are complete amateurs ( like our team) or a professional greenkeeper I strongly suggest you arrange a soil analysis. I promise that you won’t regret it!
Alan Paxton, Imber Court Bowling Club, East Molesey. Surrey.
We are just completing our first of the new maintenance regime and had our second soil analysis report a short while ago. Whilst we still have a long way to go the report showed significant progress already. The soil analysis along with local review/information enables John to put together a straightforward report and maintenance plan. The revised maintenance plan is already "bearing fruit" both in terms of general green improvements but in terms of being cost effective. The support and expertise provided by Bowls Central is allowing the "rooky greenkeeping crew" at the club to move forward with confidence, many thanks Paul
Having the soil analysis done has given us a thorough examination of where our green is a this moment in time giving us a base line to work from. We were also given a program to work from and a list of materials required to meet this program. In the past we have relied on the recommendations of a salesman from a reputable company and we have followed past practices. I am not saying they were wrong but the club believe the way ahead is to follow a program based on a soil analysis. We accept where we are at the moment but we feel a lot more confident that we will turn the green round through hard work and expert advice.
We also benefit from Johns experience and after sales service which we have found very beneficial.
It’s the only place to start to get the best results
Excellent report,will be worth it's cost over the coming years
this is the second year for soil analysis with the green much improved 12mth on, I was looking forward to compare results with last year, as well as a very detailed report john is also fast to get back to help with any questions. and helped to cater as a priority to our budget.
I took over as Corley Bowling Clubs green keeper in August 2017. Having read of John Quinn articles on green keeping in the Bowls International magazine. The first thing I did was to contact via email John Quinn and we exchanged a series of emails over a month or so with him giving what I thought was sound advice. "get a soil analysis done and I will be able to assist you much better" having seen some soil analysis done by fertiliser manufacturers I was amazed by the amount of information given by Bowls Central independent analyser. everything was clear and well explained. From this John produced for us an annual program for the whole year. This program is very comprehensive and gives information on a week by week basis on how to proceed. We stuck to this plan for the whole of this year and our green has performed better than ever. It has also remained very green. That is not to say that we have had no problems because we have, but we know from bowling on other greens ours has faired much better than most. We are that pleased with this year performance that we have just sent off the soil analysis for this year ready for the following years program starting in October.
Great service takes the guesswork out of what your green is short off. Analysis shows what the green needs, a program is supplied and goods supplied, John is always available if needed first class service.